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CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's inventory clearance sale ends columbus day. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> the jobs report, of course, the main driver of the market today. so how is it possible we only added 114,000 jobs last month, which doesn't even keep up with population growth? but we had such a steep decline in the unemployment rate. senior economics reporter steve liesman is here to explain. the mystery, what is it? >> it's really the product, as you know. we have two separate surveys. the household survey, that's where we get the unemployment rate. it's the result of a nationwide survey of around 60,000 people. sounds big, right? well, it's historically very volatile. the payroll survey, that's where we get the number of jobs, the 114,000. that comes from a survey of around 140,000 employers. they submit actual data. it's favored by economists because it's steadier. but guess what? it's also subject to revisions. according to this report, we had 114,000 jobs in september. the household survey showed with 7.8% unemployment, it came from being 12.1 millio
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
financing on tempur-pedic. even get free delivery! sleep train stacks the savings high to keep the prices low. but hurry, the inventory clearance sale is ending soon. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> welcome back. all day we've been looking at key issues facing specific industries in q-4. right now here's more on what we can expect with the housing front. >> here's what to watch for in the housing sector in the quarter ahead. the nation's housing market heads into the slow season on still shaky ground. gains in home sales and prices during the spring and summer months appear to be fading slightly. looking ahead, contracts to buy existing homes in august fell short of expectations as did contracts to buy newly built homes. mortgage rates are at new record lows, but mortgage applications are not reacting as strongly as one might expect. because this market has been fueled by investors largely using all cash. the investor share of sales has been falling briskly lately as properties dwindle, es
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